Forward/Back, Part Two, Or

David Olimpio
Dog Is Us
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2 min readDec 31, 2020

A Present Such as This

(Part One, Here)

I used to think the looking back would bring about
the looking forward, would be it’s own
reward, a thing to hold on to
forever, and permanent —
the having done, the having sung, the having been.

David Olimpio
Dog Is Us

I write things. And take photos. Of dogs, mostly. Recovering literary magazine editor. Author of This Is Not a Confession.